Reprieve for Kinoti as appellate court suspends his four-month sentencing

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 15 Dec, 2021 13:45 | < 1 min read
George Kinoti, born in the slums, rose from burly beat cop to head the powerful police investigation department. [PHOTO | FILE]
DCI boss George Kinoti. PHOTO/Courtesy

DCI boss George Kinoti can now breathe a sigh of relief after the Court of Appeal temporarily suspended his committal to jail for four months.

A three-judge bench led by Justice Fatuma Sichale suspended the sentence pending the delivery of a detailed ruling on April 1, 2022.

The decision comes after the AG filed an appeal challenging the decision of the High Court to commit Kinoti to civil jail over contempt of the court's order.

The AG informed the appellate court that Justice Antony Mrima errored in law by committing Kinoti to jail without being heard. He further argued that the DCI does not keep or store civilian firearms.

Lawyer Cecil Miller and Wilfred Nyamu both acting for Kinoti and the AG urged the court to issue the temporary stay pending the hearing and determine of the appeal.

"We urge the court to grant a temporary order that suspends the committal of Kinoti to jail failure to which the appeal will be rendered nugatory," Miller said.